Blackfin Networked Video Transmission System

Call Number Senior Project 05-1080 (Reference Room)
Authors Cruz, Julien, and Clemm, Josh
Title Blackfin networked video transmission system / by Julien Cruz and Josh Clemm.
Publisher 2005.
Note Thesis (B.S.)--California Polytechnic State University, 2005.
Microfiche. San Luis Obispo, Calif. : MPI Microfilm Service, 2005. 1 microfiche.
Project advisor: Bryan Mealy


As the number of Internet users grow, applications are developed to take advantage on its increasing speed and bandwidth. Users are demanding faster speeds and more bandwidth to fuel their digital crave. With this desire for more bandwidth, the demand for multimedia content will also continue to rise. However most of this digital content like video arrives on a computer for viewing, while most people would prefer to use their television. One solution is to have your computer connected to the television, but that is not an option if they are in different rooms. Another solution is to transmit the video data from the computer to the TV and vice versa. Propriety products allow you to do that, but it requires its own setup and infrastructure. So why not use an existing infrastructure like Ethernet?, which already delivers a high speed solution and protocols to accomplish this.

Internet users are also increasingly supporting wireless capabilities like 802.11 in their home. According to Jupiter Networks, three-quarters (77 percent) of home Wi-Fi users want to connect devices to their PCs, particularly for streaming music (29 percent) and TV (25 percent). Any existing wired LAN in a house can easily be converted into a wireless LAN; therefore allowing content on the PC to use 802.11 to carry video signals to their television.